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July 18, 2016, 01:19 PM
Aeteocles
Food Porn
I love food pictures. Great food not only feeds your taste and smell, but should also be appetizing to the eyes. Lets share some food pictures!


July 18, 2016, 01:55 PM
ScreamingCockatoo
I am always impressed with your presentation!





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July 18, 2016, 01:56 PM
ScreamingCockatoo








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July 18, 2016, 02:07 PM
Aeteocles
quote:
Originally posted by ScreamingCockatoo:
I am always impressed with your presentation!


To be fair, the cheesecake photo was at a coffee shop called Chatei Hatou in Tokyo. Often regarded as some of the best pour-over coffee in the world.
July 18, 2016, 02:08 PM
Aeteocles
SC, I like how you are the ambassador of asian cooking at home =)
July 18, 2016, 02:13 PM
ScreamingCockatoo
I LOVE Asian food! From Asian American to off the boat Vietnamese!
It's because of sushi you made once and the photos challenged me to make great presentations.

Southern American Classic


Crab patties


Crab cakes with corn salsa






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July 18, 2016, 02:18 PM
Aeteocles
If you ever make it to Southern California, I will take you on a private food tour. So Cal is the Asian food mecca. We have the largest/original Little Saigon, LA's Korea Town and Little Tokyo, and the entire San Gabriel Valley is basically just food from every corner of China.
July 18, 2016, 02:20 PM
ScreamingCockatoo
Yes, it's a must do!
We have "Chambodia" here. It's Georgia's Chinatown.





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July 18, 2016, 02:21 PM
Aeteocles
SC's cooking skills are on point. I need to find some pictures of my own food.

for now, another restaurant picture:

Escargot from Le Comptoir de La Gastronomie in Paris.


July 18, 2016, 02:25 PM
Aeteocles
My sushi picture:



And I've always liked this picture.


July 18, 2016, 02:37 PM
PHPaul
If you'll pardon a question from a food-challenged, meat-and-potatoes Midwest Farm Boy, what IS that fascinating drink in the first picture?




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July 18, 2016, 02:48 PM
YellowJacket
good old-fashioned lowcountry boil





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July 18, 2016, 03:39 PM
Aeteocles
quote:
Originally posted by PHPaul:
If you'll pardon a question from a food-challenged, meat-and-potatoes Midwest Farm Boy, what IS that fascinating drink in the first picture?


On the right is a plain ole cup of pour over coffee. They charcoal roast the beans at their tiny little shop.

On the left is their iced coffee. Rather than pouring hot coffee directly onto the ice (and inadvertently watering down the coffee with melted ice), they fill a cup up with iced milk and then float the coffee on top. The black spots are just shapes painted onto the glass.
July 18, 2016, 03:42 PM
Aeteocles
Yellowjacket, that fried chicken in the back looks legit.

Do you guys season the boil with anything? Out here on the west coast, we mix the whole boil with butter and seasonings. It's like Vietnamese-Cajun fusion.

Not my picture:


July 18, 2016, 03:46 PM
YellowJacket
That "fried chicken" is hush puppies. Smile

Old Bay is the main seasonings in our boils. I like more spice, but most do not because the potatoes and corn can get down right blazing. For spicier stuff you can add blackening spices (Tony Chachere's is my favorite) or plenty of offerings from Zatarains (what is used in my buddy's crawfish boils.)

This is a solid recipe, but the fun of a boil is everybody's is different. There were 4 1/2 lb of fresh atlantic jumbo shrimp in this one, swimming that morning and in my belly that night. That is the key. http://gardenandgun.com/article/lowcountry-one-pot



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July 18, 2016, 04:21 PM
Aeteocles
quote:
Originally posted by YellowJacket:
That "fried chicken" is hush puppies. Smile



Ah, I've never seen hush puppies so big and glorious. It's like fried chicken sized pieces there...
July 18, 2016, 04:29 PM
ScreamingCockatoo
My wife does a serious fried chicken!






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July 18, 2016, 04:38 PM
PHPaul
quote:
Originally posted by Aeteocles:
quote:
Originally posted by PHPaul:
If you'll pardon a question from a food-challenged, meat-and-potatoes Midwest Farm Boy, what IS that fascinating drink in the first picture?


On the right is a plain ole cup of pour over coffee. They charcoal roast the beans at their tiny little shop.

On the left is their iced coffee. Rather than pouring hot coffee directly onto the ice (and inadvertently watering down the coffee with melted ice), they fill a cup up with iced milk and then float the coffee on top. The black spots are just shapes painted onto the glass.


If that iced coffee tastes anywhere near as good as it looks, I'd likely have an accident right there in the restaurant!

While we're doing Food For Dummies, I'm assuming "pour over coffee" refers to the process of making it. Can you do a brief description of that?




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July 18, 2016, 04:51 PM
Aeteocles
SC, that fried chicken looks so freakin' good.

PHP, Pour over coffee is probably the most labor intensive method of making coffee.

You get a coffee mug, then you place a filter over the mug with your coffee grinds. Then you manually pour hot water over the grounds, a little at a time, until the water filters through to your mug below. It's, hypothetically, superior to other methods of brewing coffee because you are evenly distributing the hot water over the entire surface of the grounds, and you can compensate the rate at which you pour water on the grounds on the fly as the grounds settle a little differently each time you brew the coffee.

It's labor intensive because the guy has to stand there with a hot kettle for basically the entire brewing process.
July 18, 2016, 05:04 PM
Aeteocles
Here's a video of coffee being made at that coffee shop. I sat at the bar, basically right in front of the barista when he was making it.




Link to original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mRafsLI8OI